About Mathematics and statistics

Are you captivated by the intrinsic beauty of patterns and deep truths about numbers and how the Universe works?

With a major in Mathematics and statistics, you’ll learn powerful analytical and problem-solving skills you can apply to a number of roles.

You could design algorithms for an innovative start-up, control and optimise processes in big industry, advance health care through data science, help governments and societies make critical decisions, or pursue an international career in fundamental research.

Discover the Mathematics and statistics major

Learn about the Mathematics and statistics major at the University of Melbourne. What will you study, and where will your major take you?

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Why study at the University of Melbourne

Explore the big questions

Explore the big questions

Make a difference in society like our researchers, who are tackling some of the planet’s biggest challenges.

Future-proof your career

Future-proof your career

Jobs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine are growing faster than other industries. By 2024, they’re likely to grow by 11.6%.

First-class facilities

First-class facilities

As a Science student at Melbourne, you’ll have access to our $100 million life sciences building – the most sophisticated of its kind in Australia.

Hear from our students

Find out what motivated our current students to choose Melbourne, and the impact studying with us has had on their lives and careers.

As part of the my degree, I was able to complete a placement on a neuropsycho-oncology research study at MCRI, which allowed me to see what it would be like to be a neuropsychologist in that field.

Farah Elhassan, Bachelor of Science

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